The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 70 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £413
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
Microsoft Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
854 724 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.04% 94.27% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 423 417
Average daily rate £400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 73
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £41.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 17 days ago